Joel Surnow is the co-creator (with Robert Cochran), an executive producer, and a writer on 24. Politically, he is a conservative.
He previously worked with Brad Turner and Robert Cochran as the executive producer of La Femme Nikita and a writer of The Commish. Surnow has also worked as a staff writer for other popular series such as The Equalizer, Miami Vice, Nowhere Man, and Wiseguy. He was a writer on Special Unit 2 where he worked with Evan Katz, the creator of that show.
24 Related Work
Surnow has executive produced every episode of 24 since Day 1 (147 total as of the end of Day 6).